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march on washington through prominent historian and martin luther king jr.'s papers. >> up next on booktv after words with guest host authors and play right janet langhart cohen. this week is dorian clayborne carson and "martin's dream" my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr.. in it he recalls his journey from teenage civil rights activist to his presence at the 1963 march on -- he includes encounters with the many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> host: dr. carson thanks for joining me on after words. >> guest: it's my pleasure. >> host: your book, "martin's dream" is a memoir and a history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and you are very candid about your life and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write about the martin luther king anniversary and 50 years of my life that came to light and his legacy and life coincides with m
your life, and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write something for the anniversary and this is 50 years of my life and king's legacy and my life coincides with my coming of age, so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that my life had been connected to the king legacy, and i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing journey of editing team newspapers. >> host: its an excellent reading and you and buy your of the same generation, and why too was coming of age in the 60's. the book i might say was bittersweet to me because i knew dr. king, i knew him the last two years of his life and i am bitter because of the way that he was taken from us because of hatred in this country. i guess we can start at the beginning because the beginning of the but you were on the mall with dr. king and near the end you are near the mall again 50 years later with a monu
his latest, "martin's dream: my journey and legacy and martin luther king, jr.." and it he recounts his journey from teenage civil rights act to this present at the 1963 march on washington to editor of the attacking juniors papers. he includes encounters many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including ella baker, stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> thanks for joining man out her words. >> your boat, "martin's dream" is then no more an history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and your very candid about your life. you also cover new insight as an historian to the life and legacy of dr. mart luther king junior. what prompted you to read the book this way? >> i wanted to write some thing to mark its 50th anniversary in business 50 years of my life, of king's legacy and his life coincided with my coming of age. so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt i had connect it to the king legacy and yet i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told in order to understand how king impacted me and how i go
your life and cover new insights as a historian from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you? >> guest: it is the 50th anniversary and it is 50 years of mine life of the king legacy and to my coming of age. part of it was to do the to tasks. that my life had been connected to the keying legacy -- king legacy and how king impacted me and i was involved with this amazing journey of editing king's papers. >> host: it is an excellent reid and we are of the same generation and i was also coming of age. it was bittersweet because i knew dr. king he was my mentor. but bitter because the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred. we can start at the beginning the kids you're on the mall with dr. king and at the end you were there again with 50 years later with the monument you help to design. >> guest: and coming back for important occasions. i only lived in washington a short time but the mall had a great symbolic meaning and sentimental. >> host: it is a beautiful city. 19 years ago, the march on washington where he gave the speech i have a dream. how di
law and the was a nonstarter for most of the delegates, so luther martin from maryland who became ultimately in and the federalist this began to suppress a clause more like a stance now accept he kept out the state constitution's and he did this as a trick. he was hoping to get everyone written to the constitution to the federal law to come to the state law but not the state constitution's so that he could later argued the state constitution's trump federal law. well, the committee on detail cleaned that up and did put in there that federal law trumpets the constitution, but that raises the question of our original intent. who is intent is our original? is it madison who wanted a much stronger federal vito? is it luther martin who is intent was to see the other delegates? was at the other delegates who just wanted madison to shut up and work? exactly who is intent do you put in because nobody can to the constitutional convention thinking i want a supremacy clause in the compromise process and if you look at what people went and did come everyone intended something else but this is
for most of the delegates. so luther martin from maryland, who became ultimately an anti-federalist propose the supremacy clause more or less as it stands now except that he kept the state constitution and he did this is a trick. he was hoping to get everyone to write into the constitution that federal law trumps a thought, but not state constitution so he could later argue the state constitution's tom federal law. they claim that offended within their federal law trumps the constitutions. but that raises the question of original intent of whose content is original. isn't mattison who wanted a much stronger federal veto? is a luther martin whose intent was to deceive the other delegates? is that the other delicate wanted not a sin to shut up and get back to where? exactly whose intent do you put in because nobody came to the constitutional convention thinking i want a supremacy clause. that is nobody's intent. that emerged out of the process. if you look at what people intended, everyone intended something else, but this is what came out. >> host: of course there were similar problems with
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